5 Potential Candidates for Serie A Comeback Player of the Year

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5 Potential Candidates for Serie A Comeback Player of the Year
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Mario Gomez's knee injury scuppered a promising season. Now he looks to rebound.

At the end of every season, most American sports leagues give an award for the comeback player of the year. This award is given to a player who has had a strong season after spending the majority of the previous year injured or ineffectively.

There is no official equivalent of this award in Serie A, but there are plenty of comeback stories in the league that, come season's end, may be worthy of such a distinction.

The five players we'll look at today all had disappointing 2013-14 seasons. By May, we may be talking about one of them as the league's best comeback story of 2014-15.

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